About Us

​​​​​​​​​​​Energy Northwest produces reliable, affordable, environmentally responsible electric power and delivers it to Northwest public power utilities at the cost of production.​​​

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Energy Northwest is a joint operating agency formed by the Washington state legislature in 1957, representing the convergence of small and big public power.

Our consortium of 27 public utility districts and municipalities across Washington takes advantage of economies of scale and shared services that help utilities run their operations more efficiently and at lower cost, to the benefit of more than 1.5 million customers.

Our agency further improves quality of life throughout the Northwest through the generation of clean, reliable electricity from nuclear, wind, hydro and solar projects.

The agency owns and operates four electricity generating facilities: White Bluffs Solar Station, Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project, Nine Canyon Wind Project and Columbia Generating Station. 

210096 EN Brochure Cover 2022.png​Energy Northwest also provides operations and maintenance services for generating facilities owned by other utilities and owns and operates the battery energy storage system at the Horn Rapids Solar, Storage & Training project. 

Oversight of Energy Northwest operations is provided by an 11-member executive board and a 27-member board of directors that is comprised of representatives from each member utility.​​​​


​Our mission: ​

Providing our public power members and regional customers with safe, reliable, cost-effective, responsible power generation and innovative energy and business solutions.

​Our vision:

Leading the clean energy transformation for the regional public power community. 

​Our core values:

  • Safety first
  • Pride in all we do
  • ​Service to others
  • Excellence in performance
  • Leadership at all levels
Our core values guide our daily activities and behaviors, and are achieved through open and honest communication.​​​​​​​